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|Born:||October 4, 1916||Cause of Death:||succumbing to complications of lymphoma|
|Birth Place:||Long Island City, New York, USA||Profession:||Director ... director producer editor 2nd unit director sound technician actor assistant director messenger boy|
The son of a producer and MGM executive, and a mother who was one of the Mooney Sisters in vaudeville, George Sidney worked his way up from messenger boy to director of numerous MGM musical hits--at one point 15 consecutive box office winners. Though his artistry is not as renowned as Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Donen and Busby Berkeley, Sidney can lay claim to having directed such classic musicals as "Anchors Aweigh" (1945) "The Harvey Girls" (1946), the 1951 remake of "Show Boat" and "Bye Bye Birdie" (1962).
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George Sidney was married first to MGM drama coach, Lillian Burns, from 1942 to the mid-1970s.
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